Ismaeil Villa, is Minimalist House, was designed by X-Architects. Located in Mirdif, Dubai. This Small house for a family of four is an attempt to create a pure architectural space. All materials including walls, floors ceilings have been simplified as much as possible. The materials enclose a space where nothing but the apertures and the volumes enclosed are stressed. The sizes of the aperture were determined by the relation between floor areas and height and total volume. [ X-Architects ]
Maya Ubud Hotel and Spa, is Luxury Hotel and Spa in Bali, Indonesia. Designed by Denton Corker Marshall. Located high between two river valleys, Maya Ubud sits on a long peninsula of land, which slopes gradually before dropping off dramatically at the southern tip where the Maya Spa sits near a small waterfall on the banks of the river Petanu. Maya Ubud juggles with new and traditional concepts in its design: there are no intricate Balinese paintings, masks nor statues; instead, a deeper, Ancient Balinese concept is celebrated through its landscape and architecture.
Its siting is inspired by the prehistoric Balinese tradition of orientating the villages along the Kaja-Kelod sacred axis, linking the mountains in the centre of the island – the realm of Gods (Kaja) – to the surrounding seas where the demons are (Kelod). A ceremonial central spine follows the main ridge connecting the major public spaces such as the porte-cochere, lobby and spa. The ‘houses’ are then positioned on both sides of the village axis following the contour of the land. At Maya four parallel lines in the form of massive stone walls emphasise the main ceremonial spine. Modern functional spaces are free to slip in and out of these walls; some go further, hanging over the cliff in the case of the swimming pool and restaurant. Culture and heritage are celebrated wherever you look. The subtlety of this celebration is that it is not immediately recognisable to the observer. [ Denton Corker Marshall ]
This Wardrobe Furniture, beautiful furniture for interior design from MisuraEmme. Glossy, sleek and well crafted, there is an air of luxury about any of them. Most of them being wall-to-wall, we have a choice between sliding doors, hinged doors and open-layout wardrobes. Stark whites, mirrors, light shades of wood and browns dominate the collection. [ via ]
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Sistek House, House Design with White Stucco Walls in Santiago, Chile. Designed by Felipe Aassadi + Francisca Pulido Architects. The house Sistek arises from a principle, a possibility of a radical break with the image of new-style neighborhood. Coupled with this, a site twice the size of neighboring lots, so the contrast would be necessarily doubled.
Using white stucco walls of pastel colors, combined with other sub styles of Mediterranean and Mexican appearances. A neighborhood at the foot of the hill Manquehue, whose notoriously outstanding architecture is far from overcome the natural inclination of the hill focusing on the mere realization of aesthetic models and totally decontextualized fashion. The other materials used are steel and glass, the latter as a resource to generate double fronts of view on both levels, thereby generating from inside to outside number one landscape scales, taking as reference points to the hill Manquehue the north and the city of Santiago to the south. [ Felipe Aassadi + Francisca Pulido Architects ]